A friend has a Dell server running SBS2003. He wants to use a harddrive \nbackup solution but I am not that good with hardware so please help. \nThere are no spare SATA slots on his MB.\n\nHe has some new SATA harddrives spare and would like to be able to hot \nswap them on his server. What hardware would be good to add another \nSATA slot so he can hotswap. Another option is a USB2 SATA external HD \nbay but I am not sure of the speed of data transfer over USB2. He \ntypically will be backing up 30Gb twice a week. Also, I have not found a \nSATA external USB HD bay for sale in NZ anywhere.\n\nI have found items like \n[URL]http://www.ascent.co.nz/mn-product-spec.asp?pid=119453[/URL] but this adds 4 \nslots and he only needs one and it is a raid controller too. Also, a lot \nof hardware does not seem to run on SBS2003. In know the cheap PCI \nSATA card from Dick Smiths didnt anyway.\n\nI appreciate any help regarding hardware.\n\n\n\nFYI, this has all come about because of a power failure to his server. \nPlease bear in mind I am not that hot with hardware and OS management.\n\nHis Dell server has 2 SATA 70Gb HD in a Raid 1 array.\nThe raid was controlled by Adaptec raid timumagigy.\nAfter the power failure the server would not boot, both HD okay but the \n"Raid Bios is missing" error was the issue.\nI discovered one of the HD had no data later than April 19. The other HD \nwas up to date, April 30.\nI ghosted a copy the up to date HD to a new SATA HD to save his data as \na lot was not backed up anywhere else.\nI tried using the Repair/Rebuild raid tool but it failed so I \nreinstalled SBS2003 and reloaded his data across the network, very slow.\n\nDell have been quite good but I know very little about Raid and would \nlike to know why/how this failure happenned.\n\nGJ\n\n\n\n..